Nguyen Ba Vinh

Current Status: At risk

Photo of Nguyen Ba Vinh

Other Names: Nguyễn Bá Vinh

Date of Birth:

Gender: M

Ethnicity: Kinh

Occupation: Sales

Areas of Activism:

  • Sovereignty

Details - Background, History of Activism, Contact Information.

Nguyen Ba Vinh is an insurer. He also teaches math and chemistry. He currently lives in Nha Trang.

Profile photo source: Facebook Nguyen Ba Vinh

Through his personal Facebook page, Vinh has written many posts to express his concerns about the Vietnamese regime. His posts denounce human rights violations, poor economic and political management, and the alleged weak reaction of the Vietnamese regime to maritime sovereignty issues with China. 

On August 18, 2019, Vinh and his friends were detained and interrogated in Nha Trang for protesting against Chinese maritime moves.

August 18, 2019: detained and interrogated for protesting against China in Nha Trang

August 18, 2019
Public security
Hon Chong cafe, Vinh Phuoc ward, Nha Trang city, Khanh Hoa province (map)

  • freedom from arbitrary arrest or detention
  • liberty and security of the person
  • freedom of expression
  • freedom of peaceful assembly

On August 18, 2019, four activists were detained for protesting alleged violations of Vietnamese sovereignty by Chinese naval vessels. Five activists went to Hon Chong coffee shop, where there are many Chinese tourists, to hold posters at the entrance with written words such as “away with China," “China get out of Vietnam’s EEZ," etc. However, the manager of the coffee shop didn’t allow them to protest, tried to destroy their signs, and called the police. One activist escaped, but the other four were held and questioned before being released. They were detained from 11am to 3pm at the police station of Vinh Phuoc ward, Nha Trang city.

Profile last updated: 2019-11-17 18:11:13

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